The Learning Society: Challenges and Trends

The Learning Society: Challenges and Trends

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The 'learning society' is not a new idea, although its popularity has grown in recent years with the suggestion that lifelong learning is a condition for economic competitiveness in a global economy, replacing the earlier conception of it as a condition for democratic citizenship.
This reader, designed to accompany Module E827 of the MA in Education, critically examines the demographic, technological, economic and cultural challenges which have led to interest in the idea of a learning society, and explores their policy and practical implications for lifelong learning. It also explores and evaluates trends in education and training which support the development of a learning society. Overall, the book provides readers with a range of opinions on the learning society within which broad context they can place their own practice.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 314 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 24.38mm | 544g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • 2nd New edition
  • 0415136156
  • 9780415136150

Table of contents

Introduction 1. Lifelong Learning: thirty years of educational change A. Stock 2. The Expansion of Adult Education and Training in Europe: trends and issues A. Tuijnman 3. Scramblloed Eggs: Social Policy and Adult Learning A. Tuckett 4. An Alysis of VET policies in the EU in the 1980s A. Clarke 5. Learners of the Future: preparing a policy for the third age T.Schuller and A. Bostyn 6. Educating Cheap Labour M. Hart 7. The Age of Leisure K. Worpole 8. Adult Education in the Light of the Risk Society T. Jansen and R. Van Der Veen 9. Open Learning and Consumer Culture J. Field 10. Education and the Marketplace T. Lett 11. The Learning Society H. Van der Vee 12. Investment: adding value through lifelong learning Commission for Social Justice 13. Towards a Career Resilient Workforce R.H. Waterman and B.A. Collard 14. Conflicts and Partnerships: employee development schemes J. Payne 15. Guidance and Cherence in Flexible Learning C. Cooper and J. Sadler 16. Open Learning for the Learning Society A. Jones andG. Kirkup 17. The Idea of the University in the Twenty-first Century: a British perspective Peter Scott
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Review quote

'This is an excellent collection which should be of interest well beyond the course for which it was prepared.' - Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education
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